Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education

What is Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education?

The Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program is designed to provide students an understanding of the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development for working with young children.

What will I study?

Developmental ages and stages, health and safety, curriculum planning, assessment, and family involvement. We give you the chance to apply your knowledge in practical experiences.

Where are the jobs?

In public and private preschools, early care centers, early intervention programs such as Head Start, hospitals, campus child development centers, corporate child care, rehabilitation clinics, and recreation centers.

What kind of credentials can I earn?

Opportunities to apply this knowledge in practical experiences are incorporated in the curriculum. Curriculum topics include, but are not limited to developmental ages and stages, health and safety, curriculum planning, assessment and family involvement. Employment opportunities are available in public and private preschools, early care educational settings, early intervention programs, Head Start, hospitals, campus child development centers, rehabilitation clinics and recreation centers.

Progression in the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program is contingent upon achievement of a grade of "C" or better in each IECE course and maintenance of a 2.0 cumulative grade point average or better (on a 4.0 scale).

Program Coordinator

Kathleen Mellenkamp, Professor (Maysville Campus)
Kathleen.Mellenkamp@kctcs.edu
606-759-7141 Ext 66121
 
This information should not be considered a substitute for the KCTCS Catalog. You should always choose classes in cooperation with your faculty advisor to ensure that you meet all degree requirements.